My aunt was diagnosed with a large posterior fossa arachnoid cyst in 2003, that is scalping the inner table of the occipital bone. It has not caused any direct side effects.
However, she is currently suffering from Bradychardia (42-44 BPM), and extensive cardiac tests reveal that her heart is in normal condition and no direct cause of the bradychardia has been established. She has also started suffering from Depression, and a specialist has advised that she takes one tablet of Zoloft daily.
Can a person suffering from an arachnoid cyst take anti-depressants if required?
Can her bradychardia be caused by the cyst?